A Forklift truck is a powered industrial truck used to lift and transport materials

The forklift truck has since become an indispensable tool in the production and storage activities.

There are different
common forklift-truck types.

  • Hand Pallet truck
  • Powered pallet truck
  • Towing tractor
  • Reach truck
  • Sideloader
  • Etc.

There are different engines:

  • Diesel
  • Kerosene
  • Gasoline
  • Natural gas
  • Butane
  • Propane
  • Electric
  • Lead-acid batteries, primarily for indoor use.

You do not inhale gases or hazardous substances.
As the dangerous substances that trucks and buses emit business running on diesel.
They are very bad for your health so it is forbidden to manufacture or storage sheds to use.
If you work in these gas you can get lung cancer after years.

To protect yourself, you can specify that protective equipment must be used if it is working with forklifts whereby diesel used as fuel.
Forklift on batteries haves no greenhouse emissions, leaving no harmful fumes are emitted, they are therefore recommended in the food processing industry and in the healthcare sector.
Another subject-matter of safety is a specially designed safety harness in order to avoid that there is something on the top of a fall.

forklift truck

There are several videos and pictures on youtube where you can see what happens when things falling on top of your truck fall.
There are also several photos that show what happened while working with a forklift truck to the top of a floor to bring.

Is the next picture the right way to work with a forklift truck

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No this is not the way to work with a forklift.
Do not do this in this way.
If something happens, you play with your life.
You will not get paid by the insurance.

Because you have the knowledge and skills acquired through training to properly and safely.
No this is not the way to work with a forklift.
Obtaining a forklift truck license is an obligation under the OSHA Act.
The aim is to ensure the health and safety of the truck driver and the people walking around while working with the forklift.

There is a fine up to $ 7,000 per employee that companies can get, as they discover during an inspection, that truck drivers work without a forklift certificate.
This is reason enough to ensure that all your employees are certified under OSHA forklift standards.
There are many places available where a course can be followed to obtain the forklift certificate
Nowadays it is even possible to retrieve the certificate through an online course.
There is a misconception that the training "forklift certification" just a test.
The forklift truck training consists of several phases.

Please also note that OSHA does not require employers an external organization for forklift certification need.
An evaluation of the skills needed to work safely with the truck is a requirement from the OHSAS.
The employer allows the employee signs the received instructions and regulations.
This prevents the employer that expensive fines are issued for non-skilled and trained workers ..

There are four basic types of forklift trucks:

  • Diesel powered
  • Electrically driven
  • Gasoline powered
  • LP-gas powered

Different environments require different types of Fork Lift Trucks.

Contact your supervisor or safety manager to confirm that the correct type of forklift for your work.
The modern truck is a great machine.
Did you know that trucks:
Often weigh more than a car or light truck
They are very powerful and use the rear wheels for steering.
Can run in a tighter circle than most cars
Are often less than four meters wide
The hour meter records the number of hours that a motor is used.
Because this information is used to plan maintenance, you should include in your daily inspection mode.
Because there are many different types of industrial trucks (forklifts) are used, take the time to read the instructions for the truck that you will drive.
Ensure that the location and the operational procedures well know:

  • Gauges
  • Levels and pedals
  • Switches

All industrial trucks have a nameplate attached to the truck.

Nameplates provide important information about the truck:

  • Type
  • Capacity
  • Load center
  • Forklift weight
  • Reading and memorizing the data for the truck that you drive the truck
  • Watch where you keep your hands and feet.
  • Be aware of and stay away from problems.
  • Stay under the cap.
    It is designed to protect you while you drive the truck.
  • If the truck starts to tip, do not jump out!
  • Stay in your seat.
  • Grasp firmly the wheel
  • Sit with your feet braced

Control your truck does work safely not only responsible for your own safety, but also for the safety of the people around you.
Always looking out for others before you move your truck.
Even while driving, watch out for people walking around, at intersections, slow down, watch out for other traffic.
Remember, always full stop before you go changing direction.
Never let anyone, including yourself, are on the forks when raised.
Never allow anyone to ride on the forks you're not a taxi.
You should never allow anyone to ride on the truck.
Ever raise the forks. You're not an elevator operator.
Only if a person basket then this is allowed.
Remember, it's your loader.

Let unauthorized personnel do not use your truck, always remove the key when your truck unattended.
Most trucks are equipped with a safety belt.
Use this, this is mandatory
Use your horn if you reverse drive or intersection and by the stabbing of doors or other openings where your visibility is limited or bad.

Behind backup alarm

Some trucks are equipped with a rear backup alarm that warns others when reversing.

Some trucks are equipped with a yellow warning light that warns others that you this get close
The most important safety device on your Forklift, You're sitting
Stay alert, watch good for others and for yourself
Monitor the condition of your truck and the area in which you work
Wear protective equipment when needed
Watch out for non-smoking areas
Never use alcohol or drugs before you go to work even during the day itself.
Be careful with prescription drugs impair your ability to drive a forklift can influence.

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